Real Estate Consulting

Clarifying the economic real estate market conditions to enable more effective strategic decisions.

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30 plus

years of property market forecasting in Australia

28 year

forecast horizon for all property asset classes in Australia

How we help our clients

We help clients understand future market conditions and relational cyclical changes our outputs are used to identify opportunities and inform key economic and investment decisions.

Market demand analysis

While local developers are attracted and motivated by differing objectives, our extensive experience in analysing various demographic factors allow for detailed analysis of most key catchment drivers that will guide demand for residential property moving forward. We also provide population analysis at a detailed or regional level, and a breakdown of migration at a range of geographies.

Rental market context and forecasts

Our bespoke inhouse forecasting models enable us to produce long-term rental forecasts for the house and apartment market at a metropolitan level for all state capital cities across Australia, providing an important context for broader anticipated market performance in the years ahead. Clients use this analysis as inputs to internal feasibility calculations or to further inform potential external investors.

In-depth supply analysis

Our complete inhouse project listing of apartment developments in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane allows for a range of in-depth analysis of supply pipelines at a regional level. Our database includes details on potentially competing projects including location, number of dwellings and the expected completion timeframe.

Our Economists

Geoffrey Snell

​​Principal Property Economist, Residential Property​

+61 3 8679 7302

Geoffrey Snell

​​Principal Property Economist, Residential Property​

Melbourne, Australia

​​Geof is a member of Oxford Economics Australia's residential property team, analysing housing markets and demographic trends and forecasting capital city house prices and state dwelling commencements. He has a background in property analysis across sectors, including land studies, market commentaries, supply & demand, stakeholder consultation and exploring industrial market issues. Geof has a Bachelor degree in Business, with a specialisation in Property, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He was formerly on the Property Council of Australia (Victoria) Industrial Committee and has over fifteen years’ experience in the property industry.​ 

Geof has gained experience working on a diverse range of property-related projects across Australia for a variety of public and private sector clients. He has worked on market assessments for major residential, industrial, commercial, tourism and retail developments and has also provided background property analysis for economic profiles and activity centre planning. Geof has particular expertise in undertaking economic impact studies, examining the effect of a development project on the economy in a specified area. 

Emily Dabbs

Head of Macroeconomics Consulting, Oxford Economics

+61 2 8458 4202

Emily Dabbs

Head of Macroeconomics Consulting, Oxford Economics

Sydney, Australia

Emily leads Oxford Economics Australia's Macro Consulting team. She has over 10 years of economic analysis and consulting experience, focusing on macroeconomic forecast and analysis. Emily regularly provides strategy support and briefings, and presentations to clients and key stakeholders to support a broader understand of the economic environment and the impact on their business.

Case Studies

Case Study

Expert Witness Study – a Retrospective Evaluation and Forecast of Darwin Residential Property Market 

Oxford Economics Australia conducted a retrospective assessment of the Darwin residential property market, forecasting house and unit prices and rents, which was used as expert witness advice in court proceedings.

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Case Study | QBE LMI

The Annual Housing Outlook 2022 – the Green Edition

The objective The objective of this work was to reinforce QBE LMI’s position by providing an outlook of housing market performance and stimulate informed discussion about environmental sustainability within the housing market and a state by state performance analysis of housing market prices and rents. The solution The project was approached collaboratively with the QBE...

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Case Study | Leading Australian Law Firm

Expert Witness Report on property market influences and outlook

The repudiation of an existing development agreement resulted in Supreme Court proceedings whereby residential property market forecasts were required to demonstrate the outlook for the Darwin residential market at that time. Separate sale price and rent projections were needed (on an annual basis) for detached house and attached dwellings for the period of 2017-2030. Importantly,...

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